Clyde James (“Jay”) Jackson III( Of Counsel )

2 Houston Center
909 Fannin St., Ste 2630
Houston, Texas 77010

With over three decades of wide-ranging experience, Clyde James (“Jay”) Jackson III has the knowledge to help clients with virtually any type of litigation. Clients have come to know Mr. Jackson for his dedication to his clients and special attention to each and every case. He makes every effort to help his clients by addressing all of their concerns and carefully undertaking innovative strategies that obtain the best possible resolution.

Mr. Jackson began his personal injury specialty at Schechter, Eisenman, & Solar where he handled a large docket of wrongful death and personal injury cases, including motor vehicle collisions, products liability, premises liability claims, admiralty cases, and LHWCA claims. His work involved jury trials in Harris, Jefferson, Galveston, Nueces, and Webb counties, in both state and federal courts. Mr. Jackson continued in private practice until 1998 when he served our community in the Harris County District Attorney’s office prosecuting cases in felony and misdemeanor courts.

In 2002, Mr. Jackson reentered private practice when he joined Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz. During nearly seventeen years there, he focused his work on a wide variety of personal injury cases, and he also handled select commercial litigation, including business dissolution, real estate disputes, employment matters, and fiduciary liability. Because of the depth of his experience, Mr. Jackson is frequently asked to speak at legal seminars, primarily addressing recent rulings by the Texas Supreme Court, and he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer every year since 2012.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D.
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    • B.A., Graduated Cum Laude

Professional Associations

  • Course Director:
    • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2018
    • State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2017
    • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2016
    • State Bar of Texas: Handling Your First (or Next) Wrongful Death Case, 2015
    • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2011
  • Planning Committees:
    • State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2018, 2010, 2008, and 2007
    • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2018
    • Texas Bar College: Summer School, 2017
    • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2012
    • State Bar of Texas: Handling Your First (or Next) Auto Collision Case, 2014
    • State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2014 and 2013
  • Standing Committees:
    • Member, Court Rules Committee: State Bar of Texas
    • Past-Chair, Federal Practice Committee: Houston Bar Association
  • City of Houston, Police Officers’ Civil Service Commission, Commissioner, 2006-2009
  • University of Houston, Adjunct Professor, 2015

Awards

  • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters (2012 – 2019)
  • Franklin Jones, Jr. CLE Article Award: Texas Supreme Court Update (2014)
  • State Bar of Texas, Outstanding Ovation Award (2011)

Past Employment Positions

  • Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, Lawyer (2002-2019)
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Prosecutor (1998-2002)
  • Law Offices of Clyde J. Jackson III and Powel & Jackson, Partner (1987-1997)
  • Schechter, Eisenman, & Solar, Lawyer (1983-1987)

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2018
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2018
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2018
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Texas Bar College Summer School, 2018
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2018
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2017
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Texas Bar College Summer School, 2017
  • Discovery Update , State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2017
  • Supreme Court Cases Important to Trial Lawyers, State Bar of Texas: Texas Bar College Summer School, 2016
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2016
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2016
  • Supreme Court Cases Important to Trial Lawyers—Panel Presentation, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Trial Strategies, 2016
  • Getting the Charge Right & Charge Error Preservation, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2015
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2015
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2015
  • What Trial Lawyers Can Learn from Supreme Court Opinions, State Bar of Texas: History of Texas & Supreme Court Jurisprudence, 2015
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2015
  • Evidence 101, State Bar of Texas: Handling Your First (or Next) Auto Collision Case, 2014
  • How to Avoid being Sued, or What to Do When It’s Too Late, Houston Bar Association: Animal Law Section, 2014
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2014
  • Supreme Court Update, Harris County Democratic Lawyers’ Association, 2014
  • Enforcing Settlement Agreements, Harris County Judicial Education Conference, 2014
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2014
  • Real Estate and the Law—Plaintiff’s Perspective, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, 2014
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2013
  • Liability Issues for Rescue Organizations, Houston Bar Association: Animal Law Section, 2013
  • Experts, Daubert, and the Texas Supreme Court, State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2013
  • Getting the Charge Right & Charge Error Preservation, University of Texas, Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, 2013
  • Getting the Charge Right & Charge Error Preservation, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, 2013
  • Getting the Charge Right, State Bar of Texas: Webinar, 2013
  • Presenting and Defending a Trucking Case , State Bar of Texas: Webinar, 2013
  • Jury Charge: Demonstration of a Charge Conference, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2013
  • Real Estate and the Law—Plaintiff’s Perspective, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, 2013
  • Civil Liability Exposure for the Nonprofit, Houston Bar Association: Animal Law Section, 2012
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2012
  • Legal Risk: Real Estate and the Law—Plaintiff’s Perspective, Management 660: Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, 2012
  • Liability Issues and Civil / Criminal Exposure, Houston Bar Association: Animal Law Section, 2011
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, 2011
  • Supreme Court Update, Houston Bar Association: Litigation Section, 2010
  • Supreme Court Update, State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2010
  • Supreme Court Update—Procedure, State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2008
  • Supreme Court Update—Procedure, State Bar of Texas: Prosecuting or Defending a Trucking or Auto Accident Case, 2007
  • Earning, Collecting & Keeping Attorney’s Fees, Harris County Criminal Lawyers’ Association, 2007
  • DWI in the Twenty-First Century—Prosecution View, Houston Bar Association, 2003
  • Procedure Update—State, South Texas College of Law: Advanced Civil Trial Law, 1995
  • Procedure Update—State, South Texas College of Law: Advanced Civil Trial Law, 1994
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